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Thomas Morrow Reavley

Thomas Reavley
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
July 13, 1979 – August 1, 1990
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Emilio Garza
Personal details
Born (1921-06-21) June 21, 1921
Quitman, Texas, United States
Alma mater University of Texas, Austin
Harvard University
University of Virginia

Thomas Morrow Reavley (born June 21, 1921) is a senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Reavley was born in Quitman, Texas in 1921. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas in 1942. After graduation, he served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1946. He then received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1948. Reavley served as a state district judge in Austin, Texas from 1964 to 1968, and as a justice of the Supreme Court of Texas from 1968 to 1977. He was appointed to the Fifth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, and took senior status in 1990. He is married to fellow Fifth Circuit judge Carolyn Dineen King.


Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Succeeded by
Emilio Garza

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